Space Between the Stones: Poetry and Practices
for Connecting with Nature, Spirit, and Creativity

Beauty. Joy. Belonging. Our souls long for these things, and find them in this collection of poems and practices that rekindle our original bonds with nature, Spirit, and creativity. The poems surprise and delight, illuminating the extraordinary in the ordinary: the exuberance of sprouting seeds, the fertility of stillness, even the travels of a pair of swim goggles. And the practices offer simple ways to invite more authentic and nourishing connections into our lives.

Like Poems of Earth and Spirit before it, Space Between the Stones reflects a quiet yet passionate love affair with the natural world and a friendly fluency with everyday spirituality. It invites readers to step out of the frantic swirl of the modern world and into a realm in which all life is intelligent, all beings are our kin, and we are all naturally creative.

Preview some of the nature-themed poems.

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Praise for Space Between the Stones

“Zen poet meets Earth goddess.  Kai’s writing is graced by a sense of calm and spaciousness and rooted in an earthy mix of sensuality, playfulness, and wisdom.”
—Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul

“Down to Earth and deeply spiritual—living poetry that invites us to taste the mystery, the ordinary, and the beauty and wonder of life.”
—Bob Stahl, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and four other books on mindful living

“Come to these pages and find refuge—from lives made too busy, from the incessant drumbeat of bad news, from the lure and grip of technology… [here] we can be reminded of our primal connections.”
—Michael Ableman, farmer and author of On Good Land, Fields of Plenty, and Street Farm

“[A] unique voice and mastery of lightness, surprise, humor and profound wisdom… a true gift for these changing times and world.”
—From the foreword by Ilan Shamir, author of Advice from a Tree

“These evocative poems and simple practices invite us into a direct and open-hearted relationship with Earth and Spirit that can sustain us and give us hope in these challenging times.”
—Linda Buzzell, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind

“Kai’s poems (and life!) are a deep bow to the Earth. Words of sweet intimacy with trees, flowers, seeds, and rivers spring from her heart and spirit, drawing us into a deeper communion with the beauty and aliveness all around us.”
—Ariana Candell, LMFT, Founder of The Earthbody Institute